Sailor’s Society and churches to host Barry Sea Sunday Service

The Society of Seafarers asks everyone to join us this Sea Sunday to remember seafarers and give thanks for the crucial work they do.

Seaside Sunday will be hosted by Barry Churches – at Barry Waterfront – from 2pm on Sunday 10th July.

Your church’s support can make a huge difference to struggling sailors during this incredibly difficult time. Every year, churches around the world celebrate Sea Sunday: to remember seafarers in prayer, to give thanks for the crucial work they do, and to support them.

The theme for Sea Sunday 2020 is: “Calm the Storm – at home, in port and at sea”. The inspiration is the story of Jesus calming the storm, taken from the Gospel of Matthew.

It not only reminds us of the power of faith, but also of the unpredictability of life and how storms can beset us all. As the leading charity for the welfare and well-being of sailors and their families around the world, the Sailors’s Society aims to help calm the storms facing sailors at home, in port and at sea. Storms can be global – Ukraine, record tsunamis and the Covid pandemic – or individual – disease, unemployment and bereavement.

The local Barry branch of the Merchant Navy Association (Wales) echoes the many thanks expressed to the 11th Barry Sea Scout Group as they undertook their annual check and tidy up in the memorial area before the this year’s Sunday Sea Service. It would be great to see our city show lots of support for SEA SUNDAY, hosted by our Barry Churches.

The annual Sunday Sea Service is held at Anchor Memorial, Barry Waterfront, near Morrisons.

Barry is noted – among other things – as being a former merchant marine town, a historic port “once described by sailors as the gateway to the world”.